by Chris Harnick | Thu., Jan. 7, 2016 7:44 AM
Can you hear it? Off in the distance, it's a growing collective "awww!" It can only mean one thing: the return of DJ, Stephanie, Uncle Jesse, Aunt Becky, Danny, Joey and Kimmy Gibbler is nigh. Yes, Fuller House's premiere is right around the corner and there are new episodic stills to prove it, including a very heartwarming (we're assuming it's heartwarming because of the smiles and hugs involved) Tanner family reunion. Awww!
Fuller House takes place years after the events of Full House. The kids are all grown—DJ Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) is now a widowed mom of three, Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) is an aspiring musician and Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) is a wacky single mom. The three come under the same roof once again—the Tanner family home—to help DJ raise her family. Bob Saget, John Stamos, Lori Louglin and Dave Coulier are also on board for multiple episodes. The new class includes Kimmy's feisty teen daughter Ramona (Soni Nicole Bringas) and DJ's three boys—rebellious 12-year-old Jackson (Michael Champion), neurotic 7-year-old Max (Elias Harger) and newborn Tommy Jr (Messitt Twins).
Scott Weigner, Eva LaRue, Maks Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy and Juan Pablo di Pace will also guest star. One person you won't be seeing this season: Michelle Tanner. Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen declined to reprise their childhood role for the sequel series. Stamos said the twins were afraid to get in front of the camera again, but producers revealed Mary-Kate considered it after Ashley declined. However, timing didn't work out. Stamos also revealed producers approached younger Olsen sister, Avengers star Elizabeth Olsen, about taking over the role of Michelle.
"We actually went to—I don't think this has been talked about...I didn't do it, I think Jeff Franklin did—I said, 'Call the sister [Elizabeth Olsen]. Ask her'…We talked to her agent and her agent was like, 'Come on she's not going to do that,' but we did call her agent," Stamos told Andy Cohen on Cohen's SiriusXM talk show RadioAndy.
Stamos and the Olsen twins were involved in some very public "confusion" after he announced Fuller House was happening on Netflix. The Olsen twins said they hadn't heard from Stamos, which prompted the actor to speak out on social media.
"I think there was some confusion. They said first I didn't ask them. And I didn't personally, but I was told they were asked," Stamos said on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show. "So I had a knee-jerk reaction and said, 'Bulls--t, I did ask them.' And they got upset, so I did call and talked to Mary-Kate and explained what the show is going to be and told them I'd love for them to be on there and they decided not to, which I respect."
So where's Michelle during the Tanner family reunion? In New York working on her fashion line.
What do you think of the new photos? All 13 episodes of Fuller House season one premiere Friday, Feb. 26 on Netflix.
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